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Nelson Salesi's work has been chosen from a select group of artists to exhibit their work in an upcoming Exhibition in Cologne, Germany called Made in Oceania

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More information will be revealed as the Exhibition starts.

Made In Oceania Exhibition Cologne

Nelson Salesi is a prominent indigenous artist of Fiji whose most recent works have explored the hues found in Fiji's most prominent traditional two-dimensional art of bark cloth, or Masi as it is called in Fiji.

Masi is a cloth made from the bark of the Mulberry tree and its manufacture is still a regular part of village life, and its uses are many and varied.

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Over the past 10 years the reputation of Nelson Salesi has developed nationally, having been invited to exhibit his works of art on tree bark (Masi) in Fiji, Australia, Italy and other Pacific Islands.

      Nelsons Fijian Identity

Unearthing his identity as a Fijian is the foundation of Nelson Salesi's work and as an indigenous artist of Fiji much of his art is on traditional Fijian masi designs.

"I'm following the methods of my ancestors, they used to work on natural pigments from the bush. I remember these stories told by my ancestors and people from other tribes and villages... I've tried to express these in the way that our ancestors have for hundreds of years."

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Over the past 10 years his reputation has developed nationally, having been invited to exhibit his works of art on tree bark (Masi) in Fiji, Australia, Italy and other Pacific Islands.

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